Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 5 March 2001 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 3 March 2001 at 02:03.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2001 after 4 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 14 of Meeus index or 967 from Brown series.
Length of current 14 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than next lunation 15 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠232.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
12 days after point of apogee on 20 February 2001 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 March 2001 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 364 975 km (226 785 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 779 km (223 556 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 07:23 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 18 March 2001 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 07:23 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 04:32 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.756°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.857° in its southern standstill point on 18 March 2001 at 03:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.